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Ransomware: what is it, do I need to worry and what do I need to do?

Your 5 step action plan to protect your business from ransomware Ransomware attacks have hit the news a lot recently, especially with the Monarch Pipeline attack in May 2021. Whilst we often read about these attacks in the media, it can be confusing about what, if...

May Monthly Roundup

Ransomware, ransomware and more ransomware. Ransomware attack shuts down America's major fuel pipeline, blocking 45% of US East Coast daily energy consumption. The criminals allow themselves to be paid out in cryptocurrency, making them difficult to trace. The energy...

7 cybersecurity best practises small businesses need now

This guide will help you to protect your business’ personal information and online systems by massively reducing the likelihood and impact of a successful attack, therefore protecting your hard-earned reputation. You can implement these 7 cybersecurity best practises for small businesses today, and not-so incidentally, they will also help you become GDPR compliant. You will be able to rest easy knowing that your small business’ cyber security is taken care of.

7 cybersecurity best practises small businesses need now

7 cybersecurity best practises small businesses need now

This guide will help you to protect your business’ personal information and online systems by massively reducing the likelihood and impact of a successful attack, therefore protecting your hard-earned reputation. You can implement these 7 cybersecurity best practises for small businesses today, and not-so incidentally, they will also help you become GDPR compliant. You will be able to rest easy knowing that your small business’ cyber security is taken care of.

Naq partners with The SME Club

Naq partners with The SME Club

The SME club is a free and independent resource for all UK small and medium businesses. The club was set up to help support SME owners with every aspect of running their business and help connect members with other business owners, directors and experts.

Naq partners with IPSE

Naq partners with IPSE

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed is the newest member of the Naq partner network. Together, we are empowering this critical sector of the UK economy to ensure livelihoods are protected.

GDPR after Brexit: 6 things you need to understand now

GDPR after Brexit: 6 things you need to understand now

Data privacy legislation is not known for being easy to understand. Otherwise, who would need to pay for lawyers, right?! The complexity of data privacy legislation is compounded when we are dealing with Brexit and cross-border data transfers. Lucky for you, our in-house GDPR lawyers love this stuff and have written this guide especially for SMEs in the UK and Europe.

Getting consent: 7 steps to make sure you are asking the right questions

Getting consent: 7 steps to make sure you are asking the right questions

The process of becoming GDPR compliant might feel overwhelming for small businesses, but it doesn’t have to fill you with terror! Just follow these 7 steps, and you’ll be able to become compliant when it comes to GDPR consent management. This article is the second instalment in our Transformer Series, designed to enable you to become your very own cyber security and GDPR compliance transformer. From articles to workshops and everything in between, we will guide you through all the things you need to do to become GDPR compliant and cyber secure.

GDPR compliance in 7 steps: master GDPR in your SME now

GDPR compliance in 7 steps: master GDPR in your SME now

The process of becoming GDPR compliant might feel overwhelming for small businesses, but it doesn’t have to fill you with terror! Just follow these 7 steps, and you’ll be able to secure yourself, your business and its sensitive information. This article is the first instalment in our Transformer Series, designed to enable you to become your very own cyber security and GDPR compliance transformer. From articles to workshops and everything in between, we will guide you through all the things you need to do to become GDPR compliant and cyber secure.

Naq Cyber partners with Usercentrics

We are so excited to announce that Usercentrics GmbH is the newest addition to Naq Cyber’s awesome partner network! Together we will help small businesses with their website consent management.

7 Cyber Security Best Practices Law Firms Need Now

As attacks and attackers become increasingly sophisticated and remote and cloud working more widespread, our cyber security measures should keep up. But in the modern world, changes occur so rapidly that it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start when it comes to securing our law firm’s systems and sensitive information.

Elliott Atkins joins Naq Cyber as Non-Executive Director

Elliott Atkins joins Naq Cyber as Non-Executive Director

We’re delighted to announce that Elliot Atkins has taken up the position of Non-Executive Director for Naq Cyber. Elliott brings an incredibly broad set of experience and knowledge having spent nearly 25 years in cyber security, that will be invaluable to Naq as we progress with our commercial and development roadmap.

Naq’s 2020 in review

We hope you’ll take the chance during the festive season to reflect on a challenging year and recognise your own successes, growth and resilience as we set our sights on what 2021 will bring. Since Naq was established in 2019, we couldn’t have predicted the year we’ve had – here are some of our highlights.

Four Ways to Fight Friday Afternoon Fraud

I was thrilled to contribute to Today’s Conveyancer as a guest writer for this piece on Friday Afternoon Fraud. Did you know it remains one of the most common cyber crimes reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority? Read on for my practical tips to protect yourself from any type of email fraud, any day of the week.